Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær had to deal with interference with his team while he was Cardiff coach, says former player Ben Turner.
Turner has opened up about the “ridiculous” circumstances that Solskjær had to deal with in his previous role in the Welsh capital and says that the Norwegian “had no choice” with some of the players he had to choose.
“I just think that at the time, the people behind the scenes got too involved. After their relationship broke up with Malky [Mackay] Then it looked like they would take more control of whoever came in next time, “Turner said.
“It got ridiculous, they chose certain players to play and Ole had no choice. Sometimes we were called in and Ole said, ‘they want this player to play so one of you two can not play. . Last time this happened you did not play, so this time you will not play ‘(to the other player)’.
“We played against Villa on a Tuesday night in the league, at home and a 0-0 draw. I still think it’s the best I’ve ever played. We had Hull at home last Saturday in a must-win match, if not must-win then we must not lose if we would stay in the relegation battle.
“We were called in and three of the four backs had been changed, including myself. The only one who stayed was Steven Caulker. You’re annoyed because you think we played well as individuals and as a team, got a clean slate. board and he changed it.
“He put Juan Cala in with Caulker in the middle half. The two just did not get out of it, and we got beaten four something at home to Hull, who was also involved in the relegation battle.
“Even in the situation where you were told you’re not playing, you’re personally annoyed, but there’s an element of you who’re just thinking ‘f ***** for hell, they can not just let you be in peace team? ‘”
Solskjær was fired from Manchester United on Sunday after a 4-1 defeat to Watford.